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Understanding the “Good Faith Efforts” Extension to the Technology Accessibility Standards Compliance Deadline

In 2021, Governor Polis signed HB21-1110 into law requiring public entities, including local governments and their instrumentalities, to develop technology accessibility plans and fully comply with accessibility rules established by the Colorado Office of Information Technology (OIT), on or before July 1, 2024. On May 24, 2024, though, the Governor signed HB24-1454, which provides immunity from HB21-1110 liability for a one-year period, from July 1, 2024 to July 1, 2025, for public entities that demonstrate “good faith efforts” toward compliance with the technology accessibility rules or toward resolution of a complaint of noncompliance.

Read our new Blog Post for more information on understanding the technology accessibility rules and how to successfully achieve the immunity defense under HB24-1454.